Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri Toscana IGT, Italy 2018

Indigo coloured; tight rim. On the first nose, ripe and intense black fruits(blackberries, plums and ripe black cherries over more subtle cocoa notes, liquorice and sweet spice. It seems brooding, some complexities(from a mix of grapes). On the palate, juicy with nuances of tar, coffee and chocolate. Entirely wooded; still harmonious. Medium body soft tannins and medium finish, yet very structured and created impressions of length and intensity. Sweetish finish; tannins and wood spices support throughout(this long?!). Minty. Simple though. A piece of good lamb rack will be perfect.

This youthful offering from Tua Rita is 50% Sangiovese and 50% blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, harvested in September from vineyards foothills of Suvereto, a small hilltop village in Tuscany. After a gentle pressing, the wine aged three months in French oak barriques and stainless steel tanks.

For a humble Rosso, commentaries are significant, for example, 92 Points from Italian experts and also from well-known commentators.

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